72:1-7, 10-14, 17, Isaiah
God revealing to the world that Jesus Christ is God's son. Epiphany
2020 is January 6, 2020, or 12 days after we celebrate his birth.
Some focus on the Magi coming from the east in search of the birth of the
King of the Jews. Some on Jesus' baptism by John the Baptist. See Matthew
3:13-17. The coming of Jesus was foretold in the Old Testament.
the prophets did not exactly understand what they were saying when
they gave prophetic utterances.
Psalm 72 portions we have reference to justice, righteousness, concern
for the poor, deliverance of the children of the needy. The
reference to all kings falling down before him to serve him.
That this king last forever and all nations call him blessed.
Who but King Jesus could this be.
additional part of this Paul tells us about in Ephesians
3:1-13. He explains the mystery of the gospel and how the
gentiles are grafted into the family of God.
Messiah has come! Yes the grafting in of the gentiles has
occurred! We wait for the return of Jesus and his kingship!
comments about Magi and the Star:
the sequence of the Magi. They came seeking, they worshipped,
and they gave gifts.
interesting that Herod believed the Magi and he acted on the
belief. However, the chief priest knew where Jesus was to be
born but apparently did not believe the Magi and did not act.
Think about it.
that the Magi followed was a certainty. Exactly what that
certainty we are not sure.
2:9 tells us the star stopped or came to rest over the house where
Jesus was. This certainly indicates something
supernatural. Whatever the situation was there was sufficient
information to find the baby Jesus.